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Encore: in case you missed it



Theme: Celebrating women in medicine

Rosalyn Yalow: Opinions and Actions: Maja Nowkowski

Virginia Apgar: our Jimmy: Yasaswi Paruchuri

Elizabeth Blackwell: JMS Pearce

Frances Oldham Kelsey: Kevin R. Loughlin

Cicely Williams and Kwashiorkor: Sue Reeves

Alice Hamilton: Anne Jacobson

Madge Thurlow Macklin: medical genetics: William Leeming

Ida Sophia Scudder: Angela Ann Joseph

Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska: immigrant, physician, teacher: Cynthia Kramer

Hazel Louise McGaffey: Byron McGaffey & Ann McGaffey




Editor’s Choice


By Mårten Segelmark
Featured on Oct. 15, 2019


Adages: maxims, axioms, and sayings

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” Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested;
that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously, and some
few to be read wholly and with great diligence and attention.”

Francis Bacon

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” I was not a good doctor, my studies had been too rapid, my hospital training too short, but there
is not the slightest doubt that I was a successful doctor. What is the secret of success? To inspire
confidence. What is confidence?…. I do not know I only that it cannot be acquired by book reading,
nor by the bedside of our patients. It is a magic gift granted by birth-right to one man and denied
to another. The doctor who possesses this gift can almost raise the dead.” 

Axel Munthe, The Story of San Michele

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The first ten hospitals on the American Continent:
Marco Antonio Ayala-García

The Van Buren Hospital in the history of Chile:
Carlos Astudillo

A lesson in horizontality: El Hospital San Vicente de Paúl in Medellin, Colombia:
Moisés Enghelberg

Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, Panama:
W. Paul McKinney

Hospital Municipal Sebastião Martins Alves, Lençóis, Bahia:
Eleanor Stanford

Daniel Carrion and his disease:
George Dunea

Art, Cristobal Rojas, and tuberculosis:
MS Landaeta, AL Schenone, GW Rutecki

René Favaloro:
Earl C. Smith